The Merchant of Venice

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    November 1, 2010

    "Absolutely splendid production."
    Ben Brantley for New York Times

    "A snoozy Broadway season has been bolted wide awake by the arrival of a play drenched in juicy timeless issues -- racism, revenge and romance for dollars."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "Fast-paced, engaging, accessible"
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "Al Pacino is ferociously over-the- top as Shylock."
    John Simon for Bloomberg

    "In the blistering trial scene, theatrical fireworks explode as two heavyweights at the top of their game—Pacino and Rabe—clash."
    David Sheward for Back Stage

    "It’s the most immediate, superbly acted version of the play I’ve ever seen."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "Supremely intelligent revival."
    David Cote for Time Out New York

    "It's great to see your [Shakespeare's] stuff served so well by Sullivan's sharp staging and these co-stars' memorable performances"
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

    "An uncommonly satisfying production."
    David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter

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